Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Happy pub day - I'M IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL!!
Honest! Here I am, talking about talking (and non-talking) cats, along with a bunch of other wonderful cat writers (and Cat Writers Association members):
When it comes to cats and speech, “people tend to feel very strongly about it,” says Clea Simon, whose first cat mystery, “Mew is for Murder,” featured silent kitties. Once, during a mystery conference panel, “I got up there and said, ‘Cats that speak, they’re an abomination.’ ”
Then she turned tail and wrote a book about a talking ghost cat.
“I realized at some point that we all talk to our pets,” says Ms. Simon, 54, of Somerville, Mass. “And most of us imagine the other side of the dialogue.”
Later note: If you can't read the story on the WSJ site, you can read it here on my website.